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Cattle Empire (1958)

Approved | | Western | 1958 (UK)
Released from prison, a trail boss is solicited by rival cattle barons to drive their respective cattle herds to Fort Clemson.

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After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort Clemson. Complicating matters, a rival cattle baron also hires the cattle driver to lead his herd. Written by David Bassler

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Thundering herds battle for the winning of the West's wildest cattle empire! (US poster) See more »

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Die Rache des Texaners  »

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Trivia

Composer Paul Sawtell re-uses his theme music from THE CARIBOO TRAIL (1950) for the start of the cattle drive as Gloria Talbott is counting the cattle. See more »

Goofs

Joel McCrea was wearing a yellow vest talking outside saloon with two buddies. When they entered the saloon seconds later, he was not wearing vest.When he eventually leaves the saloon he walks towards the door and is next seen by his horse and is then wearing his yellow waistcoat again. See more »

Quotes

Garth: Nothing to it, Cord. Betwen us we could build the biggest cattle empire this country has ever seen.
John Cord: I'm not interested in cattle empires, but for the Fort Clemson drive, you got yourself a trail boss.
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Cindy
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Arranged by Paul Sawtell
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Worth the look...
6 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I wasn't blown away by Cattle Empire, however I do think it is worth the look. The production values are impressive, Joel McCrea is splendid, Gloria Talbott is a welcome presence and Charles Marquis Warren's direction is passable. Also the film starts brilliantly and the climax is pretty strong.

What didn't do it for me though was the film's length, it is far too short. The story felt rushed and underdeveloped and the script is decidedly patchy. Less of an issue is the pace, but it is still an issue, if the film had slowed down a little more the characters, story and script could have done with more credibility.

All in all, a decent film but nothing really to blow the mind. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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